The Frontier Centre for Public Policy today released A Valuation of the Centra Gas Division of Manitoba Hydro authored by Ian Madsen. Fifteen years ago, Centra Gas was a private, investor-owned company. However, since then it has been a division of the Crown...
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Selling 49% of SaskTel is Not Enough
In recent weeks, the Brad Wall government in Saskatchewan has advanced Bill 40, which would allow for the sale of up to 49% of any Crown corporation presently owned by Regina. While there has been predictable criticism and opposition from those who believe that...
Balancing Elephants: Saskatchewan’s Return on Investment – SASKFERCO
The Frontier Centre for Public Policy has just released Balancing Elephants: Saskatchewan’s Return on Investment - SASKFERCO. The 1980’s brought in some of the worst economic times Saskatchewan had ever had. It was a time of many systemic changes, political...
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Big Ideas Should Shape the Campaign
Nobody wants a winter election, but as long as we have one, let’s make it count, with the consideration of fundamental policy reforms.
A Perfect Calm
Professor Allen Mills outlines the comatose state of Manitoba politics – the perfect calm . . .
Why the Maples Clinic is Good for Medicare
Manitoba’s Minister of Health is threatening sanctions against a Winnipeg Clinic willing to sell MRI scans. He should encourage private providers instead of trying to shut them down.
High-Performance Cities show Calgary a Better Path
A look at the root causes of low performance government in Calgary and how to fix them.
Think Tank Praises Clinic; Public, private health-care best
Instead of shutting down the Maples Surgical Centre, the government of Manitoba should encourage more private providers.
Ottawa’s Desperate Need—A New Native Funding Formula
Paul Martin’s upped the aboriginal spending ante to $5 billion new dollars. Will it work?
Don’t Tax Groceries to Save the Farm
Danger lurks when soil scientists enter the unfamiliar territory of economics.
Changing the Culture in Britain’s National Health Service
The inspiration for Canada’s Medicare model is trying to reduce wait lists by creating internal markets, with notable success.